Joan Mirviss Reports Overwhelming Response to "Birds of Dawn" Exhibition


NEW YORK, NY.- Since its opening on March 16 for Asia Week New York 2011, “Birds of Dawn: Pioneers of Japan’s Sôdeisha Ceramic Movement,” the exhibition currently on view at Joan B. Mirviss Ltd. at 39 East 78th Street, has been attracting tremendous attention from collectors, curators, the media and the public-at-large. The show focuses on the three seminal founders of the extremely influential Sôdeisha ceramic movement: Yagi Kazuo (1918-79), Suzuki Osamu (1926-2001), and Yamada Hikaru (1923-2001). They drew their name, Sôdeisha, literally, “Crawling Through Mud Association,” from a Chinese ceramic glazing term, to express their complete absorption with their medium and its inherent limitations. “This is far-and-away the most successful exhibition of my 35-year career,” said Joan Mirviss, who